The I ♥ Drugstore Makeup TAG is one that's been going around YouTube and the blogisphere for a while now. It's a great way to find out people's favourite products and, well, learn more about them. For all you Australian readers, drugstore brands are essentially ones that we can purchase from Priceline, Target, Big W etc.
If you know me personally you'll know that I'm very indecisive and, therefore, I couldn't choose just one brand. Revlon, Essence and Maybelline have all impressed me in some way or another in the past year or so and I couldn't rule any of them out.
2. What are your favourite face, cheek and lip products?
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfecter BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin | Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder | Essence Cherry Blossom Girl Blush in #01 Asian Sensation | Maybelline Baby Lips in Anti-Oxidant Berry | Essence All About Cupcake Lipstick | Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Coral Reef
I haven't reviewed the Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder powder here yet as it's fairly new to me but, so far, I'm very impressed with it. I don't think it's as good as my MAC Studio Fix Powder, however it's significantly cheaper so I don't really mind.
Surprisingly I don't own many drugstore cheek products so I chose the only one I've been wearing lately.
I don't even need to tell you about Maybelline Baby Lips. I'm sure you all know how much I love them. As for the other two lip products, I just think they're great colours and I find myself wearing them a lot!
Rimmel's Stay Matte foundation disappointed me beyond belief. For a while it was used so much on YouTube so I thought I'd give it a go, hoping it would keep my face sheen at bay. For a full review of this product, click here.
4. What is the best make up bargain?
The Essence Stay All Day Long Lasting Eyeshadow in #09 For Fairies is one of the best beauty bargains I've found in a while. It's a beautiful cream eyeshadow that retails for $5.50. The formula of this product is beautiful and it doesn't crease.
5. What is your favourite underdog product (something you love that often gets over looked)?
I really struggled to decide what to talk about for this question. I mean, a lot of the products I buy have been bought because of the hype. In saying that, however, I think the Australian Maybelline Baby Lips don't received as much praise as they should. Whilst the US ones are different they're highly praised in the American beauty community. Either way, I really love my Maybelline Baby Lips in Anti-Oxidant Berry. I've never tried it in any other flavour (is that bad?) but I'm so happy with the flavour I buy - Why ruin something good, ya know?
6. Show your best drugstore dupes!
Urban Decay Half Baked, BYS Colour (third colour, second row), Urban Decay Smog, BYS Colour (third colour, top row), Urban Decay Darkhorse and BYS Colour (top row, second colour)
Many of the colours from the BYS Eyeshadow 8 Palette Metallics Brown are dupes for eyeshadows from the original Urban Decay Naked palette. They're not exact dupes but, for only $4.95, they'd definitely do if you're on a budget. I've used the BYS Eyeshadow 8 Palette Metallics Brown a lot in my time, also, and I really loved the colours.
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please, MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, MAC Chromographic Eyeliner in NC12/NW20, Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Nude and Essence's Ready for Boarding 2 in 1 Kajal Pencil in Destination Sunshine
I have found that the Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in Pink Please is dupe for my favourite MAC lipstick, Creme Cup. Everything about the lipstick, including the formula, is very similar, however the smell isn't quite as pleasant as MAC's.
Rimmel London's Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Nude, as well as Essence's Ready for Boarding 2 in 1 Kajal Pencil in Beige from the Destination Sunshine pencil, is a great dupe for MAC's Chromographic Eyeliner in NC12/NW20. Whilst Rimmel London's Scandal Eyes Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Nude is closer in colour to the MAC Chromographic Eyeliner, the Essence one provides the same effect.
7. Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype?
The Rimmel London Stay Matte powder is spoken very highly of in the beauty community. One of my favourite beauty gurus, Tanya Burr, RAVES about this product. With her recommendation, as well as a million others, I picked this up at the same time that I bought the liquid. Whilst this powder wasn't a total fail for me like the Rimmel London Stay Matte liquid foundation was, it certainly didn't impress me. Whilst the finish straight after applying it is nice, it doesn't last and I honestly feel that other powders have a much better result.
So that's the whole TAG, everyone. If you have any drugstore recommendations, comment below! Also, I tag the following people. I'd love to see their answers, as well as the those of anyone who is reading this. You're alllll tagged.
- Lizzi @ Make up and Coffee
- Ash @ Beauty in a Bottle
- Mandy @ Make Me Up Mandy
- Ingrid @ In Glossy Beauty
- Rachel @ Beauty Behind the Imperfections
- Alysha @ Ms Beauty Confessions
- Sarah @ Starling Bright
- Lisa @ EsteemBeautyxo
- Jen @ The Shopping Queen
- Mishelle @ Mishelle Sleepy Time
- Abigail @ The Shrinking Wallet
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